Industrial sector urges Nepra to dismiss govt request

The industrial sector urged the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to dismiss the federal government’s request of adding subsidy and surcharges as part of the tariff of power distribution companies (DISCOs).

A letter addressed to the NEPRA authority has further requested to adjourn public hearing on government’s application fixed for March 13, (today).

It has been pointed out that the federal government has filed the request after a lapse of over four months which is time barred. Mentioning the Limitation Act, the letter said every suit instituted, appeal preferred, and application made after the period of limitation shall be dismissed.

The letter added that the government’s request does not contain any reasons of delay and hence merits dismissal.

Published in Business Recorder, 13th March, 2018